At this point, everyone’s heard the joke: If Chick-fil-A was in charge of vaccinating Americans against COVID-19, the job would already be done — and we’d all have some sweet tea, too.
In one South Carolina town, it turns out, it’s not a joke.
Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie called local Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak when one of his drive-through vaccination sites got pretty backed up. As the mayor said, “When you need help, call the pros.”
Chic Fil A manager Jerry Walkowiak donating his professional drive thru experience to help our vaccination program in Mt Pleasant today. When you need help, call the pros. pic.twitter.com/63RvcVR8KJ
— Will Haynie (@willhaynie) January 22, 2021
Rather than just offering his advice to those coordinating the distribution site, the mayor praised Walkoiak for showing up in-person to help the site’s workers streamline their efforts.
In the video, the Chick-fil-A manager could be seen jumping into a familiar role: Helping usher drivers quickly and efficiently through a line — a process for which the Atlanta-based restaurant chain has received praise amid the pandemic.
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